LabGenius awards academics $10,000 of DNA in its inaugural library design competition

LabGenius' synthetic DNA library synthesis technology enables researchers to rapidly engineer novel biological products and systems. The company's inaugural library design competition challenged academics to identify innovative applications for this technology.  

The competition results, which were announced at the SynBioBeta SF 2015 conference, saw research groups from Denmark and Germany named as joint winners. 

Mette-Marie Wendelboe Nielsen and the 2015 iGEM SDU Denmark team plan to use their LabGenius library to search for novel peptide aptamers.

Carlos G. Acevedo-Rocha, from the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany will use his library to re-engineer the cytochrome P45 protein.